As a leader, we need to embrace change.  Change is inevitable. It is the one constant in life. But how we plan for, execute and manage change is not.  Changes can be well thought out and executed.  But sadly, so many times, change is executed very poorly. One of theRead More →

The proverb goes like this.  Two men, a wise man and a fool, were caught in the forest during a stormy night.  When lightning struck, during that brief moment of illumination, the fool looks up at the sky and admires the lightning.  But the wise man uses the illumination toRead More →

For most people, pursuing their dreams seems just like that, a dream. While most say that they are trying to figure out their place in life, the majority of us are afraid to pursue those big dreams. Finding our purpose is only the first step, acting on it is muchRead More →

Fifty years ago, an assassin’s bullet took the life of the greatest civil rights leader of our lifetime, Martin Luther King. Looking at MLK 50 years later, we see his message more clearly, we hear his words more distinctly, and we wish for the civility in discord that he portrayed.Read More →

A couple of months ago, CB Insights conducted a survey. The question was “In ten years, which company will we say was a net negative for society?”. The choices were Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft.  It’s a challenging question, and one especially facing Facebook.  Is Facebook a Negative impactRead More →

Ken Collier wrote, “The primary quality of a godly leader is that he follows Someone who is stronger than he is, wiser than he is, more discerning than he is, and more in control of circumstances than he is. A godly leader, whether a parent, teacher, supervisor, deacon, business leader,Read More →

The great temptation of power is control, and the great consequence of control is lack of relationship. The reason that intimacy is so difficult in ministry is you’re not in control—you’re in relationship. You have to enter a person’s life and they have to enter yours. The minute you startRead More →

Well, the easy answer would be to say that my position was eliminated (i.e. I was laid off), and I never looked back.  But the reality is, I stayed around corporate IT for a few years after that.  It wasn’t until a year or two later that I began gettingRead More →